Hannah Simpson Counsellor & Psychotherapist BA. MBACP reg. Barnados approved
**please note at this present time I am no longer offering face to face sessions, however I can support you online or telephone sessions**
I am an experienced, qualified and registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and member of the United Kingdom for Transactional Analysis (UKATA) and European Association for Transactional Analysis (EATA). I work with adults and adolescents in psychotherapy and counselling in Fareham and Southsea.
In my practice I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental therapeutic setting, in which to explore a range of personal concerns and feelings. These may include depression and anxiety, addictions, abuse or trauma, relationship difficulties, unresolved childhood experiences, such as childhood sexual, physical or emotional abuse. Or you may be simply be wanting to make life style changes.
Whatever difficulties you may face, I can provide a sensitive, warm and supportive environment in which to explore past experiences and how these impact on the present. I believe that it is through a secure therapeutic relationship, that an individual can gain insight and a deeper understanding of their feelings and concerns.
This allows for re-connection to self, feelings, beliefs and values. Through connection the individual can begin to reengage in life in a more deep and meaningful way, move forward and reach their full potential.
I offer in depth and comprehensive assessment to ensure the right of kind approach to suit the unique needs of each individual, as well as short term crisis intervention, time limited and open ended therapy, depending on what you hope to achieve? An initial assessment is followed by fifty minute sessions to be agreed between us. We will meet regularly at a mutually agreed time for fifty minutes at a time, and together assess the therapeutic work, how it is helping and what needs to be addressed?
I see the therapeutic process as a collaborative endeavour to empower the individual, to make informed decisions and choices that are right for them and that will enable them to live more satisfying and enriched lives.
I have multiple areas of specialisation, including working with individuals who are experiencing addictions, relationship difficulties, low self esteem, depression, self harm, eating disorders, post traumatic stress symptoms and PTSD, bereavement and loss, stress, anxiety, isolation, alcohol abuse or drug dependency, rape, sexual abuse/violence and exploitation.
Furthermore, I have undergone training with LINK and Barnados to become a Barnados Adoption Agency ‘Approved Adoption Counsellor', this means I am registered to provide support and counselling to individuals and families, including birth mothers and fathers, adoptees and adopters; before, during and after this complex process.
Please Call me on 07775 613133 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a confidential assessment and discussion. (Please note I do not accept or answers enquiries via any form of social media)
More about Hannah
I have undergone considerable training and have had many years of reflection on effective practice both personally and professionally. I believe I have developed a sound and well integrated style; using knowledge and ideas from various models of counselling and psychotherapy.
I am now in training to be a Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA)
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and abide by their rules and ethical framework.
I hold a current and up to date enhanced DBS certificate. (previously CRB)
I am ICO registered, which means I am registered with the UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.
If you would like to enquire further please call me on 07775 613133 or e-mail me email@example.com
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (HONS) Counselling - Winchester University- 2010
Diploma in Humanistic Counselling & Psychotherapy- University of Chichester - 2007
Level 2 Certificate in Initial Counselling Skills - 2003
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills - 2004
LINK Barnados Adoption training (Link Approved Adoption Counsellor)- 2017
Insights Into Sex Offending: Facing the Reality – 2019
Borderline Personality Disorder: New Perspectives on a Stigmatizing and Overused Diagnosis -2019
The Overweight Patient: A Psychological Approach to Understanding and Working with Obesity- 2018
DISSOCIATION AND DID: THE FUNDAMENTALS -2018
CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE: HOPE FOR HEALING - 2018
Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue: The Challenge of ‘Second Hand Shock’-2018
Attachment, Relational Trauma and Therapist Self-Care -2018
Trauma Informed Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy- 2018
Understanding Anxiety- 2018
When There's Nobody There Rage and Shame Will Keep You Company 2018
LINK Barnados Adoption training (Link Approved Adoption Counsellor)- 2017
Mindful Self -Compassion Course- 2016
Working with Relational Trauma: Dealing with Disorganised Attachment- 2016
Working with Families: The Marriage of Psychodynamic and Systemic Thinking- 2016
Certificate in Psychodynamic Thought -2016
Transactional Analysis 101 Verification Certificate -2016 Metanoia Institute
TA Theory and its Application- 2016
Existential Freedom: How to be real and find meaning- 2015
Working with Erotic Transference and Countertransference- 2015
Self Harm and Suicidal Behaviors in Children and Young People-2015
Relate Couples Training, Understanding Relationships- The Institute of Relate- 2011
Working with and Understanding Personality Disorder (Borderline, Antisocial, Narcissistic)-2011
Safeguarding Children Specific to Substance Misuse-2010
Safeguarding adults Alerters Training- 2010
Integrating CBT and Humanistic Therapy in working Substance Misuse and anger - 2010
Working with Trauma- 2010
Safeguarding Children Training specific to CARE- 2009
Sexuality and Sexual Health for People with Mental Health Problems -2009
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Addiction- 2009
Mental Health and the Law- 2009
Drug and Alcohol Awareness- 2008
Dual Diagnosis- 2008
Substance Misuse Counselling Training - 2007
Sexual Abuse and exploitation- 2004
Handling Disclosures of Domestic Abuse in pregnancy-2003
Working with Domestic Abuse with women and Children-2003
The Priory Southampton- Twelve Step' Addiction Treatment Setting
The Priory Woking Private Mental Health Hospital -'Twelve Step' Addiction Treatment Setting
Sussex Alcohol and Substance Misuse Service (GP Surgeries)
NHS- CARE Substance Misuse Counselling Service, St James' Hospital (South-East)
NHS -Baytrees Residential Detoxification Unit, St James' Hospital (Portsmouth)
E's Up NHS Substance Misuse Service 10-25 year old's
Children's Services, Swanick Lodge,Secure Unit for 10-16 years (Substance misuse)
NHS Early Intervention Project (EIP) St Mary's Hospital, Portsmouth (Domestic Abuse/sexual exploitation, abuse and violence)
Portsmouth City Council, Hidden Violence Unit (Domestic abuse & sexual,exploitation abuse and violence)
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
The Counselling and Psychological therapies I offer, is also for those who may not know the cause of their feelings e.g. sadness, lack of self worth, loneliness; a sense of feeling lost. It offers a safe place for exploration including:
- Pre Bereavement and anticipatory loss
- Animal/pet bereavement
- Living with a terminal illness; for you or a family member
- Suicidal ideation
- Suicidal Feelings
- Body image
- Home sickness
- Personal development/self awareness
- Emotional eating, overeating and binge eating
- Student counselling
£75 per 50 minute session to individuals (Fareham practice)
£90 per 50 minute session to individuals (Marmion Road, Southsea practice)
£130 per 60 minute session for couples and joint therapy
£165 per 60 minute session for family therapy
I can offer concessions to a limited number of individuals on low incomes/ students and counsellors/psychotherapists in training - information available on request.
Groups - information available upon request
Reports and report writing £200 per hour
Cancellation policy requires 5 working days notice, otherwise the full agreed fee is charged.
If you would like to enquire further please e-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone me on: 07775 613133. I will usually get back to you by the next working day. I do prefer to talk directly with you before making a first appointment.
Concessions offered for
- The West Street Centre has nearby parking in Fareham. Tesco, and the muti-storey car parks both offer reasonable parking rates.
- My PO16 private practice Serenity Counselling and Psychotherapy Limited is in Fareham and has free parking.
- The Remedi Clinic Southsea practice has some free parking on Marmion Road or Waitrose offers paid parking at an hourly rate